May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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BORROWED FROM THE BOYS
Paris: Sophie Albou sought to create an uncomplicated Women’s collection for Fall, and looked to classic Menswear styles for inspiration. Tailored silhouettes had a jaunty yet relaxed feel — roomy, pleated trousers sat on the hips with casual slouch and double-breasted coats had a touch of added volume. The fabrics are what made things special, and the designer lent a bit of femininity and glamour to the all tomboyishness with a variety of ditsy floral prints and combinations like a shiny sequined tee under a tweed blazer or silk leopard print pants with a chunky sweater. Along with the speckled wools, heavy waxed cottons and quilted surfaces, an autumnal palette punctuated with vivid orange seemed to reference classic English hunting attire. A definite Parisian air was present as well, and took the form of silky pajama sets topped with velvet tuxedo jackets, fancy jeweled belts, sexy lace insets, and a pretty Impressionist print. —Anna Jane Davis
Silhouette: Tailored + Menswear-inspired
Color: Black / Greys — Charcoal, Ash, Steel / Olive / Loden / Hunting Orange / Marigold / Marine Blue
Key Items: Sequined tee / Slouchy pleated trousers / Tweed pencil skirt / Silk pajama set / Velvet blazer / Menswear-inspired double-breasted coat
Materials: Chiffon / Silk charmeuse / Lace / Tweed / Intarsia knits / Chunky yarns / Sequined fabrics / Heavy, waxed cottons / Wool suitings / Velvet / Shearling / Fox fur
Print + Pattern: Checks, plaids, houndstooth / Jungle prints / Ditsy florals / Leopard / Impressionistic print
Details + Trim: Quilting / Sequins / Piping / Rib knit banding / Leather piecing /Lace insets
Accessories + Footwear: Jeweled belts + classic brown leather belts / Rounded eye glasses / Chunky platform ankle boots
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